Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Storyteller by Evan Turk

Sit down with this book and visit Morocco, the desert and the people.  You even get to "hear" a folktale that has an unusual consequence for the listeners.  Listen up!

Atheneum Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published June 28th.

The illustrations in this book are rich and luscious.  The colors are vibrant and you can feel the heat of the desert.  They really add to the tone of the story.

A young boy asks an old man for some water.  He tells him he needs to listen to a story first.  When the story is done, there is water in his bowl.  It's magic!  

Storytelling had died in this part of the world but the old man still remembered.  When the young boy learns the tale, he shares it with more of the village.  Soon they all have water.  It's good thing, they were going to be overtaken by the desert sand but now all is good again.  Just keep telling stories...

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